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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 4:09 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 6:16 pm 
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my long serving ride with recent disc conversion :D


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:16 pm 
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most framebuilders recommend bracing the stay when adding a disc to these old frames


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:23 pm 
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cce wrote:
most framebuilders recommend bracing the stay when adding a disc to these old frames


Too true but I think it depends on the type of mount being fitted,
My mate Kaya (Yorky AEC) has been running this set up for a couple of years now with no problems and if anyone would test it to its limits im sure he would,

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*Edit I think it's a mount for a rigid fork,

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:24 am 
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Oooo a lesser-spotted 97 King Kikapu. I haven't seen one of these apart from the catalogue.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:33 pm 
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my explosif from 1994, totaly rebuilt
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:13 pm 
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And here's my '94 explosif (just SS'd) after a nice muddy ride in Epping.

Does anyone know the 'Magic ratio' to eliminate the tensioner, I've been told 32/17 or 34/16 can someone confirm?

I'm also looking for some suspension so if you have anything that will fit drop me a pm. :D


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:11 pm 
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32x17 with a stretched chain does it on my 18"


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:56 pm 
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Not sure on specifics from year to year, but as a general rule, all chainstay lengths are the same between frame sizes (certainly are for the '94 Explosif above... all are 16.75")


I have my '91 CinderCone set up as a road rat, and with a 16.9" back end, a 36:11 with a new chain is spot on



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:52 pm 
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on my HOT 36/16 was the magic number. think the stays should be the same size on your explosif 8)


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